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Thomas Woolner, c. 1865

an unknown artist

gelatin silver photograph (backing sheet: 25.6 cm x 22.6 cm, image: 8.7 cm x 6.8 cm)

Thomas Woolner (1825–1892) was a Royal Academy-trained sculptor and member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who came to Australia in 1852 thinking he might make his fortune on the goldfields. He ended up having more success as an artist, completing a number of significant portraits and commissions before returning to England in 1854.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

Accession number: 2009.137

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Thomas Woolner (age 40 in 1865)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

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